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By Mike Deas, April 1, 2012 0 VG Review

Since its first release in 1998, the Mario Party franchise has been at the forefront of what scholars in partiology like to call “The Digital Party Revolution.” The series has seen its share of ups and downs, but has always… Read More »

By Mike Deas, March 28, 2012 1 VG Review

Remember Stephanie Ryan? She was that hot girl from your high school graduating class that every guy wanted. Stephanie had the perfect figure, a beautiful face, got straight A’s, competed in varsity everything and even volunteered on the weekends. But,… Read More »

By Mike Deas, February 19, 2012 0 VG Review

My mother always tells the story about how I used to dress up in my Batman pajamas and run around the house with my Super Soaker and homemade utility belt, fighting imaginary evil. I would spend hours finding small household… Read More »

By Mike Deas, February 15, 2012 8 Features

Two weeks ago it was announced that Microsoft would be implementing a new technology in the upcoming Xbox 720 (now code-named “Durango” according to Kotaku) to block consumers from playing used games in their consoles. Internet buzz has already begun… Read More »

By Mike Deas, February 2, 2012 0 Features

January 30, 2012 – This past weekend EA Sports held its annual Madden NFL Super Bowl simulation to predict the outcome of Super Bowl XLVI. In a grueling match up, the New York Giants defeated the New England Patriots 27-24. After… Read More »

By Mike Deas, February 2, 2012 1 Features

Want to play a game? Let’s imagine that you’re about to be born. Right as you’re leaving the womb, time freezes and a menu pops up:                            … Read More »

By Mike Deas, January 29, 2012 0 Features

The first-person perspective in a video game is meant to convey the intimacy of assuming another’s consciousness, living in those virtual shoes. Take the airport terrorist situation in COD: Modern Warfare 2. The first-person perspective is a tool that –… Read More »